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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 17th March, 2014)

The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory
Frog Lane.

Photo: Thomas Walsh  (Canon PowerShot A1200)
Views: 5,399

Comment by: kath on 17th March 2014 at 07:11

I really like this taken through the arch, and it looks quite misty.

Comment by: Jenny on 17th March 2014 at 09:19

Love the way you've framed that Thomas.

Comment by: maggie on 17th March 2014 at 09:33

What a wonderful composition this is. I have heard it said that cameras do not produce Art, this one does. Thank so much for all the pictures on here.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 17th March 2014 at 10:23

Lovely picture Thomas...a nice natural frame....cheers!!

Comment by: irene roberts on 17th March 2014 at 15:19

That's lovely, and something I've never seen, despite living in Wigan all my life.

Comment by: Bren on 17th March 2014 at 16:54

LOVE IT. What is this used for now.... ??? I want to go have a closer look. Well done Tom .. it's a great photo, thankyou.

Comment by: liam on 17th March 2014 at 20:32

My dad took some pics of the inside a while back.il haft to try and big them out.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 17th March 2014 at 22:39

Beautiful picture Thonas.Love the archway frame.
Sadly it all looks rather neglected. Does anyone live there? The roof doesnt look so good.So sad when lovely buildings and grounds are left like this.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 17th March 2014 at 22:40

Thank you for the kind comments. Many people don't know where this house is situated, along New Market Street just past the newly re sighted wheel ,opposite to Tudor House , and Hallgate . It used to be the home of The Rector of Wigan, but is now derelict , I don't know if it will be possible to save it. I going to a Save Wigan meting tomorrow evening ,I'll make some enquires from people who are more knowledgable then me. If I get an update I will post it on this photo after the meeting.

Comment by: Art on 18th March 2014 at 01:14

It's true name is "Wigan Hall". the clue is that it's directly opposite Hallgate.
the Rector had an apartment there, & Mr Hopwood Sayer the longest serving Coroner in England at the time, also lived there up to retirement..

Comment by: Wendy on 18th March 2014 at 21:57

Another lovely building hopefully not going to waste. Remember going to confirmation classes there when Malcolm Forrest was the rector.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 18th March 2014 at 22:32

I made some enquiries about The Hall,rebuilt 1875, it seems its on the market including The Lodge for £850,000, althogh it may have come down in price. If you go on to Save Wigan and put in Wigan Rectory or Wigan Hall there is a short video

Comment by: Highfieldlass on 23rd April 2014 at 23:18

I would love to go and wander around here but the gates are always closed . . .

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